Assembling Early Christianity: Trade, Networks, and the by Cavan W. Concannon PDF

By Cavan W. Concannon

during this e-book, Cavan W. Concannon explores the expansion and improvement of Christianity within the moment century. He specializes in Dionysios of Corinth, an early Christian bishop who labored to construct a community of church buildings alongside exchange routes within the jap Mediterranean. utilizing archaeological proof, and analysing Dionysios' fragmentary letter assortment, Concannon indicates how a number of networks and collectives assembled jointly, and the way quite a few Christianities emerged and coexisted due to tenuous and moving networks. Dionysios' tale additionally overlaps with key early Christian debates, significantly problems with celibacy, marriage, re-admission of sinners, Roman persecution, and the industrial and political interdependence of church buildings, that are additionally explored during this learn. Concannon's quantity hence deals new insights right into a fluid, emergent Christianity at a pivotal second of its evolution.

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